IPL suspended indefinitely after Sunrisers Hyderabad become FOURTH team to record positive coronavirus case

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THE Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis crippling the nation as a FOURTH team recorded positive cases.

The country saw 352,991 new Covid-19 cases on Monday with the pandemic wrecking through the health system.

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The IPL has been suspended after the Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded positive Covid-19 cases[/caption]

Sunrisers Hyderabad joined Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in having new cases within the camp in recent days.

Wriddhiman Saha of the Sunrisers returned a positive test.

His side were due to face Mumbai Indians in Delhi today.

Saha follows Kolkota pair Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, two members of the Chennai backroom staff and a reported case for Delhi’s Amit Mishra.

That also saw the Knight Riders’ game against Royal Challengers Bangalore – due to be played yesterday – postponed while tomorrow’s Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals was already called off.

This year’s regular campaign was due to finish on May 23 before play-offs ahead of the final on May 30.

But the decision, confirmed by IPL chairman Brijesh Patel, was made as a safety measure for all involved.

More to follow…

IPL suspended indefinitely. 30 odd matches left. Will be scheduled at a later stage basis the Covid situation and the global cricket calendar. There is a possibility that remaining IPL matches could be played after the T 20 World Cup. For the moment Khela Shesh. About time.

— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) May 4, 2021
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Wriddhiman Saha of Sunrisers Hyderabad tested positive for coronavirus[/caption]
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